This is an interesting wine. It goes through a secondary fermentation giving it a bit of effervescence, and then dosage to achieve the appropriate level of sweetness.
Review: This rosé is bright pink with a touch of pin-prick sized bubbles. The nose shows simple notes of confected cherries. The palate is a touch sweet with a moderate level of acidity. The cherry note continues, very simply and straightforward.
For me, this is heads and shoulders above the Mateus. It's a bit less sweet, as well as less bitter. Very easy and fresh, with a short finish.
Food Pairing: Friends on the patio.
Bottom Line: A good substitute for water on a hot day.
- VINTAGE: Non Vintage
- PLACE: Portugal
- GRAPES: "A variety of the best Portuguese grapes"
- BOOZE: 11%
- CELLAR: Drink now
Where did I get it? Total Wine and More
What's the damage? Low Price